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Boyd's Dairy Store (Demolished)

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c. 1965. Northwest corner Duff Ave. and Main St.

The tradition of roadside architecture is here carried on into the 1960s. The small white building boasts a band of signs advertising its wares—ice cream, milk, malts, shakes, and cones. To reinforce the image of these products, a large ice cream cone is poised over the entrance and a calm cow stands on top of the multiple-pole sign.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Boyd's Dairy Store (Demolished)", [Ames, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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